• 3-F Club, 904 Swann Rd., Lewiston, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 791-3809.

• Siberian Husky Club of the Niagara Frontier, Nike Base Community Center, Grand Island, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Go to

• Niagara County Chapter of SCOPE, American Legion Leo Curtis Post No. 830, 2589 Youngstown Lockport Road, Ransomville, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Call 791-4628 or (585) 733-5968.

• Erie County Chapter of SCOPE, VFW Post No. 8113 “The Chicken Coop”, 299 Lydecker Road, West Seneca, 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 825-4174 or 846-5448.

• Southtowns Walleye Association, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Call 649-8202.

• Lake Erie Chapter of Federation of Fly Fishers, American Legion Post No. 735, 35 Legion Pkwy., West Seneca, fly tying at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday. Adam Slavinski will discuss his Youth Adventure Week at the Bighorn River in Montana. Call 675-4766 or 549-1977.

• Wyoming County Chapter of SCOPE, Warsaw Baptist Church, 65 South Main St., 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 866-1398.


• 2013 Niagara Frontier 3-D Traveling League shoots are held Tuesdays at four club sites in Western New York. Walk-ons and practice shooters welcome at each club. Call 417-2544 or 698-3396.

Shooting sports

• Alden Rod & Gun Club Fall Trap League, 12 County Line Road, shoots Fridays, 6-9 p.m. All shooters welcome. Call Tom Ess (937-6612).

• Safari Club International Fun Shoot, East Aurora Fish and Game Club, Luther Road, 9 a.m., Saturday. Skeet, trap and rifle range shooting, lunch provided. Go to

• WNY outdoor Pistol League Match: Pinecrest Club at Tonawandas Sportsmen Club, 5657 Killian Road, North Tonawanda, 9 a.m., July 21. Call Bob Guyder (695-1725).

• Wood and Brook Sportsman’s Club Fall Trap League, Route 33 (half mile mile east of Crittenden Road), Alden, begins Aug. 4, shooting Sundays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and Tuesdays, 6-10 p.m. Email Don Hey at:

Certification classes


• Middleport Rod & Gun Club Freeman and Mountain roads, 6-10 p.m., July 22, 23 and 24, a combination class requiring 8-10 hours of homework before field sessions. Call 735-7314, 735-3343 or 863-8416 evenings.


• Erway’s, 4200 Willow Road, Wilson, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Call 778-9935 (5-9 p.m.) or 433-4189 (5-9 p.m.)

• Wilson Conservation Club, 2934 Wilson Cambria Road, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday and Friday, and 9 a.m.-done, Saturday. Call 751-9848 (5-9 p.m.)

• Tonawandas Sportsman’s Club, 5657 Killian Road, North Tonawanda, 7-9 p.m., July 22, and 6-10 p.m., Aug. 5 and 6. A home-study course requiring five or more hours of study before the field sessions. Call 876-9442.


• Tonawandas Sportsman Club, North Tonawanda. Home-study Course, pick up study materials 7-9 p.m., July 22, classes 6-10:30 p.m., Aug. 12 and 13. Call 876-9224.

• Nick’s Sporting Goods, 1211 Kenmore Ave., Kenmore, 6-10 p.m., July 23 and 25. Call 875-9218.

• Southtowns Walleye Association, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., July 27. For more information, call 627-0147.


• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Northtown Center, Williamsville, 6-9 p.m., July 23; and VFW Post No. 1419, Hamburg, July 24. Call 903-2558 or go to

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna: “16-hour On The Job Training Class,” begins 9 a.m., Thursday; and “8-Hour In Service Class,” 9 a.m., Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to


• Elma Conservation Club, 600 Creek Road, 6-10 p.m., July 22 and 7 a.m.-done, July 27. Call 681-5690.


• Thousand Islands Museum 45th Annual Decoy, Wildlife Art and Sporting Collectibles Show, Cerow Arena, Clayton, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday and Saturday.

• Ausable River Association “Ride for the River” fundraiser, East Branch, Essex County, July 21. Go to


• Genesee County Chapter of SCOPE Chicken Barbeque, Clor’s Meat Market, 4169 West Main St., Batavia, 4 p.m., Saturday. For advance sale tickets, call (585) 356-4992 or (585) 969-2287.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: “Knox Farm State Park –Knox Pond Mania,” 9 a.m., Saturday; “Botanical Hike at Hunters Creek,” 10 a.m., Saturday; “Bugs by Night,” 9-11 p.m., Saturday; and “Family Walk at Beaver Meadow,” 2 p.m., July 21. Most events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Activities: “Little Tykes Mini Nature Camp (for ages 3-5),” 9:30-11:30 a.m., Monday; “Science of our City at Canalside – Native Americans Teepee Camporee,” 3-6 p.m., Tuesday; “Wellness Walk,” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; “Southtowns Walleye Association Youth Fishing Derby,” 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday (see Notebook entry); and “Wildflower Walk-A Friends of Tifft Event,” 2-4 p.m., July 21. Registration required for TNP events. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve (RWNP), 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: “Family Nature Hour at Julia Boyer Reinstein Library,” 6:30 p.m., Wednesday (register by calling 668-4991); “Educators Workshop: Great Lakes Institute at Beaver Island State Park (for grades 6-12),” 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday; and “Deadliest Predators,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday. For registration details and all Environmental Education Center programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: “Whirlpool Rapids Trail,” Whirlpool State Park, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday; and “New Fort Niagara and the WW II POW Camp,” Fort Niagara State Park, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Saturday. For more information and registration, call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Ellicottville Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 699-6056 or 472-5189; “Wednesday Night Mini-Hike, Como Park,” 6:30 p.m., call 651-9877; “Parkside and Central Park Neighborhoods in Buffalo,” 6:30 p.m., Thursday, call 837-8545; “Zoo to Erie Basin Marina,” 9 a.m., Saturday, call 823-8156; “Genesee Valley Greenway Trail,” 9:30 a.m., Saturday, call 735-7302; and “Clarence,” 9 a.m., July 21, call 759-2628.

• Niagara Frontier Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club Events: For all club events and extended weekend outings, visit

• Buffalo Orienteering Club Event: “5.1-Mile Trail Run,” Chestnut Ridge Park, Orchard Park, registrations, 5:30-6:15 p.m., Thursday. Call 652-8727 or go to

• Hamburg Natural History Society Event: “Penn Dixie Fossil Presentation Sites: Niagara Library, 2 p.m., Monday; North Collins Library, 2 p.m., Tuesday; West Seneca Public Library, 2 p.m., Wednesday; Riverside Library, 6 p.m., Thursday; Lackawanna Library, 2 p.m., Friday; and Hamburg Burgerfest, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday.” Call 627-4560 or go to

• Paths, Peaks and Paddles Events: “Annual Tuesday and Thursday Evening Stress Reducer Paddle,” For time and place, call 213-0350.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Learn About Letchworth Series – Traveling the Genesee Valley Greenway by Joan Schumaker,” 7 p.m., Tuesday; “Animal Walk – Creek Critters,” 10 a.m., Thursday; “Crepuscular Walk – Nearly Full Moon walk by the Pond,” 7 p.m., Friday; “Tributary Trek-Dishmill Creek,” 10 a.m., Saturday; “Blues and Barbeques,” 2 p.m., Saturday; “Nature Walk – Kisil Point Trail,” 10 a.m., July 21; and “Indoor Ed-Venture – Dragon Flies,” 2 p.m., July 21. For all LSP programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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